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Articles tagged with "light rail"

A Look Under Kingsway

Our previous excursion into the disused City Widened Lines beneath Smithfield prompted a certain amount of thought. The opportunity arose thanks to the need to carry out compensation grouting ahead of the passage of the Crossrail TBMs below, leading to the Line’s being temporarily occupied by Crossrail themselves as a worksite. Given the length and route of the Crossrail tunnels therefore, and the likely need for grouting elsewhere, what other sites within the City might this present a rare chance to take a closer look at? It was Crossrail themselves who swiftly spotted a similar opportunity and helpfully arranged access – the Kingsway Tram Tunnel.

Light Rail in the City

The All-Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group and the Passenger Transport Executive Group (PTEG) are currently undertaking an select-committee style investigation into the role of modern trams in the UK. Entitled Light Rail and City Regions: a 21st Century Mode of